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Would mini games make you change your messaging app?

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We often receive random crap here at Lazygamer from companies hoping for some cheap marketing and generally it doesn’t get them anywhere. But yesterday I received a package from WeChat. Well, actually from Ogilvy – but that got me thinking.

The package itself was filled with a random array of weird things like a headband, wrist band, a bunch of cards with odd sayings on them and then some good bribery stuff like a Kit Kat, Redbull and jelly babies.

Yes I also have no idea why or what the point was. But what got me thinking is:  does the addition of three new mini games to the WeChat application make anyone more likely to change messaging apps?

Personally I use iMessage for all my messages to fellow iPhone users. Then I use whatsapp for sending group messages and normal text for random strangers. I’ve used WeChat before and it works but it didn’t offer anything particularly interesting over what Whatsapp already does, so why change?

Obviously I’m like a lot of people in this regard as WeChat have now added three mini games to the application to convince people to move over. But the vast majority of people who use these applications have smart phones which have a plethora of mini games available on them already so what’s the point really?

Since I happen to have a gaming audience on hand, which I guess is why they sent me this package, I thought I’d put the question to you. Does the fact that WeChat now has mini games make you any more likely to move over? What about the fact that WhatsApp is now owned by Facebook or that the South African company, Naspers, owns some of WeChat?

The games included are as follows

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014

64 Comments

  1. VampyreSquirrel

    March 12, 2014 at 15:21

    I don’t like WeChat that much… and I don’t know a lot of people that use it… if any at all, so 3 games won’t help.

    Reply

    • CrasH

      March 12, 2014 at 15:51

      3 games or even 20 games wont make any differance.

      I use whatsapp just to quickly chat to one or many people at once and to some friends oversees.

      Shorter than a phone call but cheaper than sms’es.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    March 12, 2014 at 15:22

    I like WeChat, because most of my friends has probably never heard of it.

    Reply

    • HvR

      March 12, 2014 at 15:30

      Send message on whatsapp, wait for replay on WeChat.

      Reply

  3. General JJ the Fett

    March 12, 2014 at 15:29

    No.
    Just No.
    I changed to LINE because it has cool emoticon and, well, because (like Hammersteyn says) a lot of people I know don’t use it.

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      March 12, 2014 at 16:47

      Wechat has the best emoticons in my oppinion though. Thats the main reason why i use Wechat.

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 13, 2014 at 07:24

        I love the Manga-style ones from LINE. And, I know absolutely no one who uses WeChat. So wouldn’t have anyone to send emoticons to 🙁

        Reply

  4. TiMsTeR1033

    March 12, 2014 at 15:33

    Wechat came across in adverts as some 35050 shit.

    Reply

    • HvR

      March 12, 2014 at 16:08

      Mmmm, if you feel alone and want some company SMS ‘TANYA’ to 35050. That is ‘TANYA’ to 35050.

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 12, 2014 at 16:10

        LOL

        Reply

  5. Kromas

    March 12, 2014 at 15:37

    Yes I would move away from my messaging app if it gets mini games. I never use facebook because all i get is random posts about what people had for breakfast and random game invites.

    Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 12, 2014 at 15:38

      Haha. Excellent.

      Reply

    • Weanerdog

      March 12, 2014 at 15:39

      Oats, a boiled egg, want to here about what I did after that?

      Reply

      • Kromas

        March 12, 2014 at 15:40

        unless it involves fighting ninja aliens and knocking down e-toll gantries … no.

        Reply

        • Weanerdog

          March 12, 2014 at 15:46

          Sorry, no they were regular aliens and we don’t have e-toll thingies in Cape Town.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 15:46

          GTA 6, Gauteng

          Reply

  6. Jonah Cash

    March 12, 2014 at 15:37

    What there is another way of sending messages than a SMS????? Since when????
    I’ll never get any message app if it tells people that I have received and read their stupid message, because then they will know that I don’t give a shit and just don’t reply!!!!

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      March 12, 2014 at 15:38

      One is meant to reply to messages, I might have just discovered why I have no friends.

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        March 12, 2014 at 15:40

        Exactly this!! But I have no friends because I don’t really like people all that much!! (This does not go down well with my friendly with everyone wife)

        Reply

        • Weanerdog

          March 12, 2014 at 15:41

          I think we may be the same person 0_o

          Reply

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 15:43

            According to my wife that is not possible!! She says that all other people like to be social and that I have a social problem and EVERYONE else likes human interaction….. (I think she would hate this site and all of us)

          • Weanerdog

            March 12, 2014 at 15:46

            I think my wife is cool with this site as it counts as being social.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 15:49

            Now you can use @Weanerdog:disqus response as an excuse that you are infact social 😀

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 15:53

            I think she means in person…….. Don’t know will run it by her later!! Hahaha

      • Kromas

        March 12, 2014 at 15:43

        My friends call me or jump on my mumble server cause they know I might not (90% possibility) answer their whatsapp messages.

        Reply

        • Weanerdog

          March 12, 2014 at 15:47

          They just using you for your server.

          Reply

          • Kromas

            March 12, 2014 at 15:52

            would be true but the BF guys are the only ones who actually pretty much squat on it. 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 12, 2014 at 15:39

      That’s why I read all my email in preview mode.

      Reply

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 12, 2014 at 15:42

      Dude. Haven’t seen you in a while.

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        March 12, 2014 at 15:44

        Jan and Feb were killing me with work!!! But I am more chilled now again!! But I am on here every night checking up on you guys….

        Reply

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 12, 2014 at 15:44

          Ah. I see. Cool cool.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 15:45

          JJ’s new nickname is Cleo, and he drives a Renault and wears waaaaay too much eye-liner, but at least he has a GF, so he’s got that going for him, which is nice

          Reply

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:46

            Everything the Admiral says is a lie. Except the girlfriend part. Which is nice.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 15:47

            JJ is awesome (see what I did there?)

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:51

            Yes I…
            Damn you!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 15:51

            You have a beard. It makes you immune to sarcasm.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:52

            That is true. Actually trying to get it to an epic length at the moment. Just gets itchy.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 15:53

            Well that’s why you shouldn’t buy a cock pump at a pawn shop O_o

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:54

            Wow. I think I just spat something out that I didn’t even know I ate.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 15:56

            BWAHAHAHAAAAAAA

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 16:00

            so much of lol.

          • HvR

            March 12, 2014 at 15:53

            Eyeliner cancel out all beard effects

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:54

            Not if it’s natural. See, I’m born with it, it’s not Maybelline.

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 15:55

            Like this????

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 15:58

            Quite. Only I’m not blonde.
            It’s pick on JJ day, today.

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 16:00

            You are taking a bit of a beating I see!! Never let people see you in real life…. that sorts out most of my problems!!! Hahahahaha

          • HvR

            March 12, 2014 at 16:01

            Especially if you frequent cross-dressing pirate parties. You will be judged and ridiculed.

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 16:02

            Was the party at Rince’s house???? Heard about them here in Cape Town….

          • HvR

            March 12, 2014 at 16:03

            Apparently on some guy’s boat called Roger’s Jolly or something.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 16:10

            You know Rince, John and Weanerdog, amongst others, were also there.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 12, 2014 at 16:09

            Ag, I take it all in jest. So it’s fine.
            Except for the Admiral. I know he’s always very serious about everything. Very very serious.

          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2014 at 15:51

            Hahahaha!! I saw that…………

  7. Rock789

    March 12, 2014 at 15:38

    Um… no.

    Reply

  8. PikeyZA

    March 12, 2014 at 15:38

    Definitely not, that makes me LESS likely to ever move to WeChat.
    Why would I want rubbish minigames tacked onto a messaging app?

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    • Sk3tz0

      March 12, 2014 at 15:45

      When u wait for ur crush to reply to u u can play games 😛

      Reply

      • PikeyZA

        March 12, 2014 at 15:51

        But….I’m not a 14 year old staring at the phone waiting for it to beep.

        Reply

  9. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 12, 2014 at 15:43

    NO

    Reply

  10. Admiral Chief of comments

    March 12, 2014 at 15:44

    WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/a2NLWAD_460sa.gif

    Still NO

    Reply

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 12, 2014 at 15:49

    Can I have a WeChat?

    Now you’ve ruined the friendship.

    Reply

  12. HvR

    March 12, 2014 at 15:51

    After I saw the WeChat Guy ad I removed WeChat from my phone out of principal.

    Reply

  13. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 12, 2014 at 15:52

    Have it on my phone out of curiosity, but no one else I know uses it O_o

    Reply

  14. Anon A Mouse

    March 12, 2014 at 16:20

    No is the only and obvias answer.

    Reply

  15. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    March 12, 2014 at 18:33

    No. It would not

    Reply

  16. Gustav Willem Diedericks

    March 13, 2014 at 08:01

    Will I change my chat app?

    Reply

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